Loop Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Columbia, South Carolina that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
209 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

The Loop Trail at Sesquicentennial State Park in Columbia is a part of the other bike and walking trail system. The Loop Trail is well marked and is characterized by a sand/dirt surface. Some of the sand is loose as on a beach but most of it is packed well and easy to walk on. The trail is a loop that circumnavigates the lake but the lake is not a feature of the trail. There are opportunities for wildlife viewing (deer in particular) and there are pine trees lining most of the trail. There are also areas of wide open sunlight so the trail can be quite hot in the summer as the sun reflects off of the white sand. The open areas are approximately 20% of the total trail length so it's much easier to walk in the morning before the afternoon baking Columbia sun warms up the sand. The pine trees are quite tall and beautiful and the trail is very quiet.

hiking
1 day ago

great trail, but there was a detour. The original trail does not have any markings and that could be confusing.

walking
18 days ago

4 months ago

amazing

walking
7 months ago

Was a nice walk on a beautiful day. Flat terrain, lots of dogs and joggers. A good route to get out and get some fresh air.

hiking
8 months ago

Monday, April 18, 2016

geocaches galore!

Thursday, April 14, 2016